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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ethnobotany of Atlantic Forest coastal communities .2. Diversity of plant uses at Sepetiba Bay (SE Brazil)
Author: Figueiredo, GM
Leitao, HF
Begossi, A
Abstract: This is an ethnobotanical study of Atlantic Forest coastal communities located at Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Atlantic Forest remnants are top priority conservation areas, and include native communities that depend on fish and small-scall agriculture. We conducted fieldwork in the community of Calhaus (Jaguanum Island) from 1989 to 1991, and interviewed adults on their use of plants. we examined the diversity of medicinal plants used among communities of different islands and found results similar to previous research at Gamboa (Itacuruca Island); communities living in smaller islands and on islands further from the coast use a lower diversity of plants. Also, older islanders show a deeper knowledge of medicinal plants than younger islanders.
Subject: ethnobotany
island biogeography theory
fishing community
Atlantic Forest
Editor: Plenum Publ Corp
Citation: Human Ecology. Plenum Publ Corp, v. 25, n. 2, n. 353, n. 360, 1997.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1023/A:1021934408466
Date Issue: 1997
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